I check in with the Gallup Daily Tracking Poll frequently and think it has been consistently on target. Today, Gallup has Obama and McCain tied at 45% each.
But four days ago, Newsweek had a poll out showing Obama 15 points ahead. Those on TWN who want to help me (and others) understand the basis of this gap would be most appreciated.
I see some close to Obama thinking that he’s got some real distance now but that the race will have its ups and downs, zigs and zags. But if Gallup is right, this is surprisingly neck and neck — even with the American middle class feeling squeezed from so my directions simultaneously.
— Steve Clemons